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Advanced topics in separation methods including: packed column distillation, evaporation, mass-transfer fundamentals in separations, advanced membrane separation, supercritical technology, sedimentation and centrifugation.
AIM: This course develops further the study of separation methods introduced in ENCH396. It aims to provide understanding of, and the ability to analyse, a wider range of process separation operations and to select the appropriate technology for a particular separation. The course provides knowledge and skills needed in ENCH494 (Process Design 3) and useful to chemical and process engineering graduates. The course will cover the following topics:• Packed column and multi-component distillations • Evaporation • Membrane separations• Rapid/slow sand filtration • Adsorption processes • Introduction to supercritical technology (Invited lecturer)• Separations in water and waste waster engineering • Pervaporation • Mechanical separations• Separations in air quality control
At the end of the course the students are expected to be able to: Develop process designs for any of the separations covered with a fundamental understanding of the physical and chemical phenomena occurring. Be able to select appropriate separation techniques for chemical processing from separations covered in ENCH396, ENCH496 and others. Carry out detailed design calculations for separation processes.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Lectures: 36 (3 hours per week)
Seader, J. D. , Henley, Ernest J., Roper, D. Keith;
Separation process principles : chemical and biochemical operations;
Required text: There is no textbook recommended for this course.Recommended Texts: Separation Process Principles: Chemical and Biochemical Operations/by Seader, Henley and Roper; 3rd Ed.; Wiley
The material in the course will be assessed by a test and a final exam.
50% deduction for late submissions
Domestic fee $1,102.00
International fee $5,500.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.
For further information see
Chemical and Process Engineering.